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The Strand

Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #11 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.

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Nederland, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure and visit the creamery/candy company near 21st and the Strand. Parking is very easy to find, but make sure and read the parking meter signs.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Getting to learn a bit of the history behind the strand and finding the historical markers every couple of feet was great. We read about the different buildings and in doing so understood how the area started with just one pier and grew into the empire it became.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

brick streets, old architecture - just gorgeous.. a few blocks from the cruise ship pier, it was worth walking it and having lunch there...

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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy going down on the Strand. There plenty of shops and if you time it just right you can pick-up some really good deals. I bought a pair of shoes for $29 that were orginally $120. The shops are amazing. The entertainment is exceptional and the food is fantastic. There is something for everyone young or old.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The Strand is just like any other historic Main Street in most other towns in my opinion. There were plenty of cute boutiques, bars, and restaurants. A couple of the hilights were the jerky shop and the candy store. The jerky shop gives out free samples if you ask. Be sure to try the boiled crawfish jerky. Delicious! Also, I... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fun...we were staying at the Harbor House and everything is within walking distance. Happened to be there during chili and beer fest. Tickets were sold out by the time we got there but we still had a great time walking in the shop and bars. Everyone in the places we stopped in were very nice and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Strand in Galveston, Tx is an iconic and historic area of the island. The shops, restaurants and sites are great and easy to maneuver for both children and older adults.

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Smithville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited Galveston a few weeks after Hurricane Ike and went to a NASA Anniversary celebration a few months later. We were shocked at the devastation on the first visit-boats in the causeway median, flotsam everywhere, buildings and plant life destroyed by the salt water,and all the debris collected: areas seemingly impossible to restore...but they were. Galveston's Strand was always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The shops are nice as are the little boutique restaurants along the way. We saw an entertaining "fire eater" doing his sidewalk act. Stay away from the "pirates museum".

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Tower, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

very nice historic district with a great selection of shops, pubs, & restaurants. The buildings are beautiful & the streets so clean

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